Tuesday, August 30, 2016

So Happy Mini Album with Rhonda

Happy Tuesday to you, it's Rhonda here today to host the blog.

I have a mini album project to share with you featuring the Urban Oasis collection paired with some Whistlin' Dixie Chipboard and Die Cut Stickers. This was also a bit of a stash buster, using a few items up that I have.

To begin, I gathered five different papers from the Urban Oasis collection and cut the mini album pages from each. Then I inked each of the pieces, front and backs using my coordinating PowderPuff Chalk Inks.

Once all the pages were inked, I assembled the pockets and placed each of the pages into sequence to select my cover. With my cover selected, then I added some stamping with Mahogany PowderPuff Chalk Ink, a touch of washi tape and my Chipboard sentiment.

For the lighter colored papers, I inked them using Latte on the edges, then using texture stamps and Warm Sand to achieved the typecast accents. A touch of Mahogany is used with the splatter effect. A bit of scrap washi was added too and finished with a sticker and silver gem from my stash.

I love the contrast of patterns and colors here. The sticker sentiment perfectly coordinates!

A touch of stamping with Warm Sand, layered with a bit of Cheesecloth and anchored with the Chipboard Sentiment. A few sticker accents added from my stash. Very simple, but the small touches add so much. Lots of room here to journal and the adjacent page is available for photos.

I love this Chipboard Tag and the quote. I used it for my focal point.

You can see the repeated design elements in the album. I've also used some of our smaller Chipboard sentiments on my sticker tabs, they fit so nicely.

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Urban Oasis: 100, 101, 102, 104 and 105
PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Mahogany, Navy, Limeade, Warm Sand and Latte

Other Supplies:
Washi Tape
Star Stickers by Studio Calico
Index Stickers by SEI
Baker's Twine
Ribbon and Gem
Stamps by BoBunny

Thanks so much for stopping on over for a visit to the blog. We hope you make time to create something today!

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Monday, August 29, 2016

It's a Good Life with Gabi!

Hi everyone, Gabriela here today with a layout that celebrates happy memories.  I used pages from the Anchors Aweigh Collection and Powderpuff Chalking Inks.

I had some fun with this page and also added a glitter flower in the spirit of this month's challenge, check out the video below.

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Anchors Aweigh: 102, 105 and 109
Powder Puff Chalking Inks: Seabrook, Desert Sun

Thanks for stopping by!
~ Gabi
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Friday, August 26, 2016

Memorabilia Page with Connie

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page that will hold memorabilia along with that favorite photo. Using the Urban Oasis Collection by Quick Quotes made this project come together nicely.

Start with two 12" papers and cut 3" off one of them. Adhere on 3 sides and you have a pocket to hold memorabilia in.  If you have heavy memorabilia then the papers would need to be attached a different way.  Look for my blog post with Quick Quotes coming soon to address that.

The arrow was stamped using PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Barn Board. Such a rich red color.

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Urban Oasis:100 and 103
Whistlin' Dixie: 104
Whistlin' Dixie: Die Cut Stickers
PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Barn Board and Coal Miner

Thanks for stopping by!
Connie Mercer/DT Member

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Find Your Wings with Susie!

Hello and welcome! Susie hosting the blog today and I am sharing a very simple layout featuring the Farmhouse Collection. The focal point is a 5x7 of my daughter from her senior photo shoot.

I loved using FH103 for the background.  The grungy wash of all the differnt colors has such an artsy feel to it!  I  added a bit more orange to the page using Sunset PowderPuff Chalking Ink.

I cut the photo mats and strips out of different papers and inked the edges with coordinating colors.

This Chipboard Die Cut provides the perfect title and sentiment for a graduating senior!

Don't forget, the Quick Quotes Challenge this month is to create a flower. Today is the final day to enter. Find all the details on this month's challenge HERE then enter your project for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate!

Quick Quotes Products Used:

Other: Flower
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Amazing Floral Inspiration with Alicia!

Hello, Alicia posting today with a flower project to play along with our challenge this month at Quick Quotes.

I have upcycled a fancy teacup for display.  My mother used to make crafts like this years ago but not with paper, she used real flowers.  As a matter of fact she supplied me with the teacup!

I manually cut and embossed each flower and inked generously with Antique Linen PowderPuff Chalking Ink. I then rolled the flowers using a dowel to keep them rounded. Finally. I added a dab of hot glue to keep them together.  Here they are after inking:

It took pretty much all of 100 flowers.  You can't tell but this is a miniature teacup.  The Styrofoam ball I used was only 2 1/2 inches. Because of the tiny dimensions I used the smallest 3-D flower dies I had in my collection.  

I though about electronically cutting them but the embossing details added so much texture especially when inked with Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalking Inks it was worth the effort.  I used pins with pearls on top to secure them to the ball.

I used half a ball at the bottom of the dowel for the base.  It fit in the teacup like a charm!  I covered the top (flat side) with leaves from the same die set, again with a beautiful emboss only more enhanced with Green with Envy PowderPuff Chalking Ink.  

I added a few flowers at the base.  I didn't want to wait for paint to dry so I wrapped the wood dowel in gold washi tape that matched the gold detail on the teacup.  Finally, I added a bow with just a little sparkle.  

Aren't the details of the cup exquisite?  I didn't want to actually alter the tea cup so thanks to the perfectly sized Styrofoam balls the topiary simply sits inside the teacup! I hope you have enjoyed this project. Please join us by August 25th for the Quick Quotes Flower Challenge.

Quick Quotes Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms
Martha Stewart Ribbon
Gold Washi Tape
Pins with Pearls
Styrofoam Balls
Wood Dowel
Hot Glue

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Card Inspiration with Martha

Hello dear friends, Martha Lucia hosting the blog today. I am sending you prayers with this card. I made this using the papers included on August Club Q and I added some details from other collections. Take a look at my card:


Creating this was very easy:
  1. Cut the base of the card using a piece of Urban Oasis 104. The size is 4-1/4"x11" with score in 5-1/2"
  2. Ink the borders of the base using Light Moss PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
  3. Cut a second layer on the dot side of the Urban Oasis 104 using a framelit with a decorated border. I used the large size from the Wonky Stitches 4 Layers from Gina Marie.
  4. Ink the borders of this layer using Desert Sun PowderPuff Chalk Ink and Sunset PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
  5. Cut the Rose Not 3 pieces die cuts in different papers. I used Anchors Aweigh 107 for the large Rose Not, Whistlin Dixie 108 for the medium size and Whistlin Dixie 104 for the small.
  6. Before pasting the Rose Nots over the layer, ink the place where you want to paste them with a sponge. I used the colors of PowderPuff Chalk Ink Fuchsia for the small, Sunset for the medium and Hydrangea for the large.
  7. Cut the word Prayers using Anchors Aweigh 107 and Whistlin Dixie 104.
  8. Stamp the message Sending you using Midnight Confession PowderPuff Chalk Ink in a piece of card stock.
  9. Tie two loops of red and white bakers twine.
  10. Assemble all the pieces and paste the decorated layer over the card base.

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Other Products Used:
  • Wonky Stitches 4 Layers, Rose Knot 3 Pieces, and Prayers die cuts from Gina Marie.
  • Butterfly Kisses Stamp Set from Joy Clair
  • Bakers Twine Red and White
  • Adhesive and Dimensionals or Zapdots.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to create today!
Martha Lucia
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Monday, August 22, 2016

Pocket Letter Inspiration with Kathi

Hello Crafty friends, Kathi here to share with you my Quick Quotes project. I created a pocket letter using Quick Quotes *new* Earth Wind Fire paper line and coordinating Chipboard Die Cuts.

When I was creating the pocket letters I was keeping mind the Monthly Challenge for August which is "Create Flowers".

I cut out each of the cards from a die using several of the papers from Earth Wind Fire Collection, on each of the cards I placed a Chipboard Die Cut embellishing each card differently using lace, trim, string, flowers and die cuts, with some of the die cuts I distressed the edges using PowderPuff Chalking Inks. 

The finishing touches... I added a strip of paper on the left side to give the spine more strength, and added a large flower and flourishes to the outside of the pockets.
Large flower and flourishes on the outside of the pockets and the butterflies have been distressed using the PowderPuff Chalking Inks.

Quick Quotes Supplies Used:
Earth Wind Fire Collection - *New
Earth Wind Fire Chipboard Die Cuts - *New
2016 PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Berry Jam and Mahogany

Other Supplies Used:
Lace &Trim 
Dies from Sizzix, BoBunny, & Scor Pal
Stampin Up Punches 

Thanks for stopping by Quick Quotes today!

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Friday, August 19, 2016

September Club Q Preview!

Greetings crafty friends! Are your ready for the weekend?

We wanted to share with you the preview for our upcoming September Club Q Kits. They take all of the guesswork out of designing a page, and give you beautiful results you can be proud of!

For pricing and membership details please click here.

Thank you so much for stopping on over to visit the blog today! Wishing you a crafty creative weekend!
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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Pocket Page Technique with Gabi!

Hi everyone, Gabriela here today with a new way to use your paper.

Sometimes you have a really nice piece of paper that you want to use because it just looks amazing. Pocket pages allow you to showcase several paper patters and even multiple photos.

I used my Fuse tool to turn an ordinary scrapbook page cover into a pocket page for Back to School, check out the video below.

I hope you enjoyed the video and found a new way to use some papers you already have, thanks for stopping by.

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Urban Oasis: 100 and 104
Whistlin' Dixie: 108

Thanks for stopping on over the blog today!
~ Gabi
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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Memorabilia Page with Connie!

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook pocket page using the Earth Wind Fire collection (released soon) by Quick Quotes. I was asked to keep the memorabilia with the photos, so I came up with this pocket page.

I started with five photos and a bunch of memorabilia from the Indy 500.  One of the brochures was heavy and thick so I needed something that wouldn't pull apart.

  1. You will need two pieces of  the same pattern 12 x 12  paper. Cut the selvage off the bottom.
  2. Cut a one inch strip from a coordinating pattern in the collection. Score down the middle.
  3. Adhere strong adhesive on one side of the one inch strip and lay the pattern paper in the slot. See #2 in collage.
  4. Do the other side the same way. You have med a hinge that won't pull apart. See #6 in collage.
  5. Before we make the pocket, go ahead and punch out a one inch half circle, making it easier to pull out the memorabilia in the soon to be pocket page. See #4 in collage.
  6. Adhere each side with strong adhesive and clamp. Let dry and set. By doing the hinge at the bottom, the pocket page won't come apart even with heavy memorabilia in it.

The front of the pocket holds 5 photos. Two on the outside and three on the inside.

Make the fold up the size you need it, kinda of like a card, folding up to reveal the other photos.  I will have my son journal the event on the white space at the top.

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Earth Wind Fire (to be released soon): 110, 111, 109 and 101
Whistlin' Dixie Chipboard Die Cuts
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Light Moss, Coal Miner, Seafoam, Midnight Confessions
Other: Stickers, Twine, Corner Punch and Beacon 1-IN-3.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

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